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I hit 50 pounds lost!!!

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Well, even though I'm still on the Prednisone (I'm tapering off though), I hit my 50 pounds lost mark a couple of weeks ago!!

It's been weird. That first week on the meds, I lost 5.6 pounds, then I gained back 2.6 and this week lost 4.4. Very weird, but at least going in the right direction.

It's been challenging though because the medicine makes me VERY hungry. I've had to switch to eating more frequent smaller meals, and for the most part have still been eating healthy foods.

I learned my lesson about that the HARD way this weekend. I was STARVING on Saturday, and was CRAVING pizza. I decided to give in and I ordered a small pizza delivered. I ate a couple of pieces that night, then a couple more in the morning, and finished it for lunch on Sunday. Then, as I was running errands, I was STARVING again and got a medium fries at McDonald's.

Come Sunday night, I was MISERABLE!!! I have NEVER had such horrible stomach pains, cramps, gas, etc. I won't get graphic, but suffice it say that I spent way too much time in the bathroom and didn't get much sleep Sunday night. My body REALLY revolted against that nasty food I fed it - it really wasn't used to it.

By Monday, all I could think to eat was oatmeal, so I had it for breakfast and lunch, then rice and chicken for dinner. Finally today, I got back to eating somewhat normal again.

I'll tell you, that is ALL the incentive I need to stay away from pizza and fried foods! LOL I don't EVER want to feel that sick again!

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PEARL8264 1/18/2011 4:31AM

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PLSMOM 1/17/2011 7:49PM

    Congratulations! I'm hoping to hit that mark in the next week or so too. Great job! emoticon

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WALNUT5612 1/17/2011 7:29PM

    Losing 50 lbs is great!!

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Good news and a challenge...

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Well, the good news is that I hit a milestone of 45 pounds lost today! That felt great!! And...when I started losing weight I bought a favorite light jacket make of travel knit fabric. That was a 2X. Today, I wore my new jacket (same jacket), but in an XL!!! That definitely felt great!

But...I've also been thrown a challenge. My doctor just put me on prednisone (a steroid) for a medical condition. Every time I've taken this drug in the past, my face has really puffed up and I've gained weight. One of the side effects is that it makes me *ravenous* with hunger. SO...here's to positive thinking, staying focused on plan, and if I must eat more, choosing to eat healthy foods. I hope that's going to work, but only time will tell!

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JENNY-G 1/3/2007 9:01PM

    You can do it Susan! Push through this adversity! You are a strong woman and I believe in you. Hopefully the medication is just a temporary thing. I am cheering for you!! ((JEN))

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Went workout clothes shopping tonight...mixed feelings

Monday, December 11, 2006

Well, I went shopping tonight and wanted to get some more workout clothes. I want to look and feel good when I go to the gym.

I stopped at Dick's Sporting Goods first, and I'm mad at them. They didn't have a THING for Plus-sized women!!! Of course, they have TONS of gear for large MEN, but NOTHING for women! And...a couple of those sports gear makers think that XL = 12-14!! Come on...us bigger girls want to work out and look good too!

So...I left with just a couple of pairs of workout socks. :-(

I went to Lane Bryant next. I got a tracksuit in the next size down. :-) It is a tiny bit tight, but I'll shrink into it. I got an 18/20 top, and 14/16 pants!

They had some Danskin leggings too. The 14/16 fit size-wise, but they were LONG. I have an average inseam, but the waistband went halfway up to my bra, and the pants were still 2 inches too long!!!

I was kind of bummed that the smaller clothes don't really look good yet. Sigh...I know slow is good, but it gets frustrating at times too. And I have these horrible rolls of fat on my belly! I guess I didn't really realize it until I was half-naked in front of a full-length mirror! They are definitely a LOT looser than they used to be, but they look horrible. Makes me sad on one hand, but it's a DEFINITE motivator to get to the gym on the other hand. :-)

Next training session with the weights is Wednesday night. I think my muscles will be recovered by then. ;-)

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JENNY-G 12/16/2006 4:05PM

    Suze, being in front of a dressing room mirror can be harsh - its one of the reasons I started to lose in the first place. It brings home the TRUTH about your size and where you are - there's nothing like a 3-way mirror to re-motivate me! Keep going - you WILL get into those smaller clothes, but give yourself some time! You've come a LONG WAY!

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Well, I did it.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

I REALLY did not want to go to the gym today. I had my second training session on the weight machines, and I SOOOOOO did not want to go. BUT, I told myself to "put on my big girl panties, and deal with it!".

It took about 5 minuts of giving myself a prep talk, but I decided that I wanted to feel better, and be adult about it today. So, I put on my gym clothes and got my but there.

Now, I DO feel a LOT better for going. I'm proud of myself today. :-)

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PITTSBURGHSUE 12/11/2006 9:58PM

    Beth - Thanks. Yes, I did enjoy the trip to the gym. I felt great and energized afterwards. Of course, it's Monday, and my muscles are still sore from the weights. But it's a good sore :-)

They'll get used to it as I get back into the swing of things.

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PITTSBURGHSUE 12/11/2006 9:56PM

    Awww....thanks so much Jen!! You're so sweet! And I'm glad to see that you're doing so well too! Yes, I know you're struggling a bit these days, but you've come so far. You're a great inspiration to me!

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JENNY-G 12/11/2006 8:16PM

    Sue, I am SOOO proud of you! Get yourself those sexy workout clothes and get it goin' on at the gym! I am so happy to see you succeeding! You are such a great person! You deserve it!

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BADBETH 12/9/2006 3:18PM

    Congrates on that move. Did you have a good time?

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